Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is Entertainment for All Ages

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 19, 2022 – You don’t have to go to Las Vegas to see the best family show on the strip. Walton Arts Center is bringing Popovich Comedy Pet Theater to Northwest Arkansas at 7 pm on Thursday, April 28.  

This show is fun for the whole family with a unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of the Ukrainian-born, former Moscow circus veteran Gregory Popovich along with the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Popovich’s “cast” includes Diamond the Shetland Pony and over 30 performing pets including cats, dogs, geese, white doves and parrots. All Popovich’s pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques that enhance their natural abilities. 

Popovich, a fifth-generation circus performer, also learned from his parents how to develop strong bonds with animals He has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and transformed them into stars. Gregory and his pets were finalists on "America's Got Talent", have been guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson and they were featured on Animal Planet.  

Ticket prices are $16 to $28, plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.  

Masks are encouraged but not required at this Walton Arts Center show. Patrons should be aware that masking protocols may vary from artist to artist. If you have questions about an upcoming performance, please visit the policies at www.waltonartscenter.org, or call the box office at 479.443.5600. 

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org